Thursday, August 7, 2014

Summer Vacation - Part II - Asheville

Michael and I drove back to Virginia from Texas because he was working at a band camp and planning to stay for a while in Virginia so he needed a vehicle of his own.  I had been wanting to visit an old friend of mine in Asheville for quite some time, and the drive back seemed like the perfect opportunity. Fortunately, it worked out for her as well.  We drove around the Biltmore grounds, tasted their wine, ate great food, watched the Fourth of July fireworks in downtown Asheville, and drove on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Asheville is a quirky city with lots of great food and shops. I would love to visit again and do some hiking (and more eating).
views from the Grove Park Inn - beautiful!

Biltmore

Biltmore wine
Farm Burger


Blue Ridge Parkway and orange watermelon from Texas


Looking Glass Falls - great for people watching (just like reality tv)
Battery Park Book Exchange - enjoy wine while browsing used books!  That's my kind of place!